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Maven Books

Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

Currently reading

The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett

Readers' Night Out

"This was New York’s third monthly silent-reading party. ... Partiers bring whatever books they like, stay as long as they want, and aren’t allowed to speak to the other people in the room."


(From The New Yorker Page-Turner Blog, May 24, 2014)